Lowes hails best wins yet after Cadwell classic
Alex Lowes hailed a fairytale weekend after clinching victory in both races on a memorable day at Cadwell Park.
The Samsung Honda rider, already assured of his place in the British Superbike Showdown, delighted fans at his home circuit with two stunning rides on Monday.
After clinching pole position on Sunday, Lowes held off championship leader Shane Byrne and Josh Brookes to take his first victory since Oulton Park in May.
Then in race two, Lowes came under intense pressure from Brookes, who took the lead on the final lap only to crash out a few corners later.
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"That second race was so hard," admitted Lowes. "Fair play to Josh as he stuck with me and pushed me.
"When he came passed me I thought no, I have led all this time and he has got me on the final lap, but then luck was on my side.
"I hope Josh is okay and I am sure he is going to come back strongly at Donington.
"I want to thank my team and I am looking forward to the rest of the season. It's been a fairytale weekend."
Lowes has experienced plenty of highs over the last couple of years which have seen him become one of the hottest properties in the championship.
But he revealed winning twice in front of a huge home crowd at Cadwell was his sweetest success so far.
"The crowd was amazing," said the 22-year-old former North Kesteven School pupil.
"Ten years ago I was sat on the bank cheering on all the Lincolnshire riders so it was definitely a special weekend and my best wins to date."
The championship resumes at Donington Park next month.
How they stand
1 Shane Byrne 330
2 Alex Lowes 293
3 Josh Brookes 284
4 James Ellison 174
5 Ryuichi Kiyonari 162
6 Jon Kirkham 135